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Assessment and research symposium April 22

March 24, 2011

The Division of Student Affairs at Colorado State University is hosting a symposium that will reveal how student retention theory has been put into practice at Colorado State and also -- what recent research has revealed about "who today's college student is." The symposium is open to the campus community and the public.

Friday, April 22
10 a.m. to noon and
1:30-3 p.m.
Lory Student Center
Grey Rock Room

What you'll learn

  • How retention theory and practice has resulted in the changing of campus structures and culture at CSU and how that has impacted student retention and success;
  • The most current research on “Today’s College Student” at CSU and across the nation, which reveals current attitudes, characteristics, diversity, etc.

Morning presentation

The presentation, "A Large-Scale, Comprehensive Institutional Retention Initiative: How Did We Get There, Is It Working, and Will It Produce Lasting Change?" will be given in the Lory Student Center, Grey Rock Room, from 10-12 noon.  The presenter is Paul Thayer.

Colorado State University has undertaken a comprehensive, multi-year effort to
increase retention and student success that is distinctive in its scope and its
aspirations for changing campus structures and culture. This session will use the
Colorado State “Student Success Plan” as an illustration of the application of
retention theory and practice in a real-life institutional setting.

Afternoon presentation

The presentation, "Today’s College Student," will be given in the Lory Student Center, Grey Rock Room, from 1:30-3:00 p.m. The presenters are:

  • Linda Ahuna Hamill
  • Jody Donovan
  • Anne Hudgens
  • Blanche Hughes
  • Dave McKelfresh
  • Paul Thayer

This session will focus on the most current research on “Today’s College
Student” at CSU and across the nation. Topics will include current student
attitudes, characteristics, diversity, mental health issues, the influence of parents
and families, and student retention and graduation.

Please RSVP for one or both sessions to David McKelfresh: david.mckelfresh@colostate.edu.


Contact: Kim Okamoto
E-mail: kim.okamoto@colostate.edu
Phone: 491-3593